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Title:Number mismatch effect and processing cataphora in a pro-drop language : the case of Slovenian
Authors:ID Pavlič, Matic (Author)
ID Stepanov, Arthur (Author)
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Abstract:Cataphora (also known as backward anaphora) is a type of pronominals that prcede their antecedents elinearly. Previous research on processing cataphora has explored the idea that cataphoric pronouns trigger a forward-looking active search for an antecedent to establish a coreference relation similar to a filler-gap dependency between a fronted wh-phrase and its base-generated syntactic position (Cowart & Cairns 1987). Van Gompel & Liversedge (2003) have shown that in an active search, the parser establishes a cataphoric coreference before considering pronominal phi-features. This results in a gender mismatch effect: sentences with incongruent incoming NP antecedents were more difficult to read than their congruent counterparts, as evidenced by slower reading times and eye movement regressions. In this paper, we report the results of a self-paced reading experiment in which the active search hypothesis is further tested by examining online cataphora resolution with respect to the number feature in Slovenian, a pro-drop language with a rich nominal and verbal morphology.
Keywords:cataphora, feature mismatch effect, forward-looking active search, self-paced reading, Slovenian, psycholinguistics
Publication status:Published
Publication version:Version of Record
Year of publishing:2023
Number of pages:Str. 293-314
PID:20.500.12556/RUNG-8767 New window
COBISS.SI-ID:181114115 New window
DOI:10.5281/zenodo.10123649 New window
Publication date in RUNG:16.01.2024
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Record is a part of a monograph

Title:Advances in formal Slavic linguistics 2021
Editors:Petr Biskup
Place of publishing:Berlin
Publisher:Language Science Press
COBISS.SI-ID:181112323 New window
Collection title:Open Slavic linguistics
Collection ISSN:2627-8332

Document is financed by a project

Funder:ARRS - Slovenian Research Agency
Project number:J6-1805
Name:Izdelava standardiziranega testa sposobnosti razumevanja stavkov pri odraslih v slovenskem jeziku


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